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Old 02-25-2019, 05:36 AM
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We made it home last night... got our arsses kicked going over big time. Came back early last night. Didnt want to mess with the north wind today.

We had a great trip but it was very windy all weekend so anything on the water was not allot of fun.

We left very very early on Friday morning with the intent to hit the water at first light. Well about an hour out my transmission took a crap. Had to get my H2 towed and we ended up renting a uhaul to pull the boat. We finally made it out about 3:30 and it was very slow going. finally got in about 5:30. Got through customs and immigration with no issues.

Met lots of great people on the island. Made many new friends. Drank way to much beer. Liking the taste of Kalik.






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nice pics. glad you made it back intact
Old 02-25-2019, 10:58 AM
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Glad you had a fun trip. Nice pics.
Old 02-25-2019, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunradd View Post
Drank way to much beer. Liking the taste of Kalik.
That reminds me of my first time drinking too much beer. About 20 years ago I was 20, and I was a deck hand on a private yacht. Our first night in the Bahamas, Lucaya, the Captain picked up the bar tab. I woke up in my rack, with no memory of getting back there, covered in my own puke. I wasn't able to function all day. I kept the bottle of Lucayan beer that was somehow in my rack with me as a reminder of drinking to excess. I still have it on a shelf in my office to this day, and I've never so much as drank myself to a tummy ache/head ache since.



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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
That reminds me of my first time drinking too much beer. About 20 years ago I was 20, and I was a deck hand on a private yacht. Our first night in the Bahamas, Lucaya, the Captain picked up the bar tab. I woke up in my rack, with no memory of getting back there, covered in my own puke. I wasn't able to function all day. I kept the bottle of Lucayan beer that was somehow in my rack with me as a reminder of drinking to excess. I still have it on a shelf in my office to this day, and I've never so much as drank myself to a tummy ache/head ache since.

i can only imagine what the conversations were like that night and the next morning. Im sure the captain and rest of crew were thoroughly entertained. Lol
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The worst part was that I missed out on a day of diving before the boat owners showed up. We were taking the runabout to a few nearby spots the Captain knew about. They tell me it was beautiful...
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
That reminds me of my first time drinking too much beer. About 20 years ago I was 20, and I was a deck hand on a private yacht. Our first night in the Bahamas, Lucaya, the Captain picked up the bar tab. I woke up in my rack, with no memory of getting back there, covered in my own puke. I wasn't able to function all day. I kept the bottle of Lucayan beer that was somehow in my rack with me as a reminder of drinking to excess. I still have it on a shelf in my office to this day, and I've never so much as drank myself to a tummy ache/head ache since.

They don't make that beer anymore (Thank God!) Keep the bottle, it's a great souvenir and will soon be an antique!
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Originally Posted by Gone Nuts View Post
They don't make that beer anymore (Thank God!) Keep the bottle, it's a great souvenir and will soon be an antique!
Lol, it probably killed some poor deck hand.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:30 AM
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hey yall,

im making the crossing on Friday early in the morning if anyone wants to buddy boat over there. Its supposed to be a great weekend for the crossing so well be leaving from Bimini on Sunday as well. Let me know if any of you want to make the trip to or from Bimini to Miami!

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Originally Posted by xxmsfxx View Post
hey yall,

im making the crossing on Friday early in the morning if anyone wants to buddy boat over there. Its supposed to be a great weekend for the crossing so well be leaving from Bimini on Sunday as well. Let me know if any of you want to make the trip to or from Bimini to Miami!

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Have fun! Make sure you have a plan for the no see ums... They completely ate us alive even with bug spray. You get out of the pool and get mauled. the wife and I probably have over 200 bites between us.
Old 02-27-2019, 07:29 AM
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X2 on the no see ums, although I was the only one on my boat who got bit.

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:45 AM
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I want to go so badly this weekend, but no one to go with and I could only go for one night anyways .

Hope everyone gets over there and has a blast.

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Big group crossing from ft lauderdale May 24-31
Old 02-27-2019, 11:44 AM
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Is it any specific group/ organization?
Old 02-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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Is it any specific group/ organization?
No sir, just a group of firemen from here in Jax. We did it last year and loved it so this year is getting bigger
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Gotcha. Sounds awesome! Hope you get your slips and rooms booked soon, as Memorial Day weekend is a busy time, I'm told.
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Crossing with a couple boats march 15-18 tooi if anyone wants to tag along
Old 02-27-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jCane13 View Post
I want to go so badly this weekend, but no one to go with and I could only go for one night anyways .

Hope everyone gets over there and has a blast.

Jeff
Hey Jeff. I was on the verge of going to Bimini but were going to run to Islamorada for 4 days instead. Always seems strange that its longer to upper matecumbe than it is to Bimini. Im in for a trip in May if anyone else wants to go. April is out for crossing due to all UM Football ... 4/6 at Coral Shores High School in Plantation Key, 4/13 at Miami-Dade North and 4/20 in Orlando.
Old 02-28-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jCane13 View Post
Gotcha. Sounds awesome! Hope you get your slips and rooms booked soon, as Memorial Day weekend is a busy time, I'm told.

Yes sir, we're booked up at seacrest. Looking forward to it.
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Hey Jeff. I was on the verge of going to Bimini but were going to run to Islamorada for 4 days instead. Always seems strange that its longer to upper matecumbe than it is to Bimini. Im in for a trip in May if anyone else wants to go. April is out for crossing due to all UM Football ... 4/6 at Coral Shores High School in Plantation Key, 4/13 at Miami-Dade North and 4/20 in Orlando.
Yea, I have the same dilemma re: Keys. Just too far/ too expensive for me to justify running the boat down from Boca. I don't have the desire (or truck, for that matter) to tow my Grady down there either. Need to convince my father to let me trailer his 22' boat down there to putt around or find a friend with a trailer-able boat haha.

Also, you're going to all the spring games?? Sheesh, I thought I used to be a big fan-- that's crazy. I actually gave up my season tickets last year after missing like 2 home games since my freshman year in college (2009 season w/ Jacory Harris & the Northwestern crew). My college buddies and I drove up to the ACCCG two years ago and that really was kind of the cherry on the top of my declining obsession. I still love the Canes, and I go to games when I want and watch on TV when I don't, but I don't feel the need to give up 6-7 prime boating Saturdays a year to watch them play Bethune-Cookman, Duke, UVA, Pitt, Toledo,ect. anymore.

Anyways, if there are good crossing weekends/days in May, I'll probably be down to go.

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